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An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics [Paperback]

Bradley W. Carroll , Dale A. Ostlie
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21 July 2006 0321442849 978-0321442840 2

 An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics, Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the dramatic changes and advancements in astrophysics that have occurred over the past decade. The Second Edition of this market-leading book has been updated to include the latest results from relevant fields of astrophysics and advances in our theoretical understanding of astrophysical phenomena.


Designed for sophomore-level astrophysics for astronomy and physics majors,An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics is now offered in two derivative versions: Introduction to Modern Stellar Astrophysics, Second Edition and Introduction to Modern Galactic Astrophysics and Cosmology, Second Edition. The core text is geared for courses in stellar structure and evolution, while the briefer books provide additional coverage of the solar system, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, dynamics, evolution, and cosmology.

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  • Paperback: 1400 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 2 edition (21 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321442849
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321442840
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 483,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant text on theoretical astrophysics 9 Jan 2009
This book, if you have the nessecary background, is a fantastic introduction to the study of the universe. This being Basic Classical Mechanics, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus. This is a much more theoretical text than most on astrononmy and astrophysics, which is a refreshing change. This book is HUGE, and full to the brim with useful equations, facts, theorems, definitions, lots of worked examples, plenty of problems to challenge you.
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The book in this format feels like a waist of printing space.
The pages are extremmely thin and you get the feeling of handling a phone-list! Also the printing is more or less a A5 but its printed on something a bit smaller than a A4. The margins are huge (a huge waist of paper). Nonetheless, if you like to scribble on the margins of your books, there is plenty of space for that.
Durability is questionable under normal use.

Another thing that I noticed is that if there is a bit of humidity in your office (or place where you have the book) the pages start to become a with a bit of undulation!

The scientific quality of the book is not a subject here. In terms of content the book is awesome and very up to date. Probably the best introduction to the subject of astrophysics...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Uni 3 Feb 2014
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This is the course textbook for 1st/2nd year in Astronomy and it's been a real help. Better for some things than other but all round great overview.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 17 Jun 2013
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Covered all the topics of my second year Astrophysics module and is a recommended text for my 3rd year too. It's great, incredibly useful and mine was in good condition too :)
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